Wednesday, April 17, 2024
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Daily Sketch: Must Have a Clean Tail

sketch of cat washing tail
Must Have a Clean Tail, charcoal © B.E. Kazmarski

Right in the middle of washing his face, Jelly Bean noticed his tail was dirty. Down came the paw to scoop up his tail and give it a good bath lest it get away.

This sketch is in charcoal, and I should explain that most of the charcoal I use is in pencil form, which is a little denser than the vine type, and also a little more durable as I carry it around and cats swat at it as I work. I like the blackness of it, though the lines will never be as fine and smooth as pencil.

Speaking of Jelly Bean, he just showed up again. I swear they know when I’m writing about them.


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3 thoughts on “Daily Sketch: Must Have a Clean Tail

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  • Linda Chapman

    I have 2 furbabies that while they sit will take their paw and pick up their tail and gromm themselves. Simply “pawsome” to watch and how gentle they are. You’ve caught the pic just right Bernadette. I also have one kitty; Buttons that still chases her tail and then cleans.

    • Linda, I could watch them bath all day long, no matter what they do. The tail move is definitely an individual thing–not everyone picks up their tail!


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